Archived Industry News for Water Professionals - February, 2013
Goulburn-Murray Water has announced it has started Phase 2 of its business transformation process, which will focus on optimising staffing levels in internal support services.
The ACT’s water prices are set to fall by as much as 16.9 per cent if the key recommendations of the draft report released by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission.
A new collaborative research project will see the CSIRO and the eight tertiary education institutions explore the role of Australia’s coastal and marine environments in storing atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has signed the interim declaration to prevent the super trawler until the Government determines the environmental impacts of the proposed operations.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has given the go ahead for central Queensland coal producers to begin collective bargaining for water supply with SunWater.
The CSIRO has cracked the mystery behind the abnormal climatic conditions in the Indian and Pacific Oceans during the 2010-2011 La Nina event which contributed to the extreme marine heatwave off the Western Australia coast.
National ICT Australia (NICTA) and Sydney Water have teamed up to install smart technology throughout the city’s water pipes that will forecast potential breakgages in the system.
The Federal Government has announced that the consultation period on the draft management plans for the recently proclaimed Commonwealth marine reserves has closed.
A new water quality information service is being trialed by the Victorian EPA and Life Saving Victoria that will deliver new water quality forecasting at four bayside beaches over the next four years.
The Queensland Government has announced the formation of the new science panel tasked with providing independent expert advice on the long term management of water quality in Gladstone Harbour, with the panel preparing for its first meeting on 5 March.
New international research has found that the formation of the Antarctic ozone hole has caused significant changes to the way waters in the southern oceans mix, potentially impacting on future climate change.
The Queensland Government has announced a number of new Shires that will receive funding under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
Legislation that locks in the additional 450 gigalitres of environmental flow for the Murray-Darling Basin has passed the Lower House, meaning that the $1.77 billion in additional funding is set to flow through to the river.
The Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA) has released its draft determination paper on water revenues in South Australia for the 2013-14 year, which the Commission claims would see a significant drop in household water prices.
The Federal Government has announced a new initiative that will see specialised local staff to work with the community to ‘restore the Murray-Darling Basin to health’.